Albums Released This Week (May 13 – 19

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! – great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop which were released this week (and some related albums of note):



May 13


Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock >> 1968
Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco >> 1977
Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1985
Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Limp Bizkit —— Rock Im Park 2001 ► Rap-Metal >> 2008



May 14


Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal >> 2001
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002



May 15


King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009



May 16


The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
The Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006



May 17


Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Neil Diamond —— Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Fixx —— Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
America —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Van Morrison —— A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005



May 18


Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists —— Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel —— 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Janet Jackson —— Janet ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999



May 19


Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Arena Rock >> 1998
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009

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